Sigmund Freud's Theory Of Personality And Psychoanalysis

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Freud’s theory of personality and psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an neurologist and also known as the father of psychoanalysis. Sigmund Freud explored the human mind and developed some of the most influential theories in modern psychology and psychoanalysis. He developed a topographical model of the mind, whereby he described the features of the mind’s structure and function. For Freud, the mind is best conceptualized in three distinct components, the conscious, preconscious and unconscious. 1. Consciousness, which consists of those thoughts that are the focus of our attention now. Conscious ideas stem from either the perception of external stimuli (the perceptual conscious system) or from the unconscious and preconscious. 2. The preconscious : consists of all which can be retrieved from memory. The preconscious contains images that are not in awareness but that can become conscious but maybe with some level of difficulty. 3. The unconscious. The unconscious portion contains the thoughts we may have, as well as the desires which dictate our behavior without our awareness. The unconsciousness lies the processes that are the real cause of most behaviour. Sigmund Freud emphasized that the unconscious mind governs behavior to a greater degree than people suspect. The unconscious mind acts as a repository of primitive wishes and impulse kept at bay and mediated by the preconscious area. For example, events and desires were often too
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